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by thebear54
25 Mar 2014 07:50 am
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: Hello All...
Replies: 196
Views: 38295

Re: Hello All...

340pw Oh I do have a set of covers. As you said, have been removed for display purposes. :) The only thing they are good for is to keep road debris out of the pulleys but makes it hard for people to appreciate (and also hard to spot problems). I have never encountered (read- avoid, like the plague) ...
by thebear54
23 Mar 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: Hello All...
Replies: 196
Views: 38295

Re: Hello All...

The other day I happened to be surfing YouTube and came across this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f21sN3g604Y An enthusiast took this video when I had my 343 at the Saratoga Auto Show during the 2013 season. The commentary is hillarious. "Blessed are the ignorant...for they know not" :lol: John
by thebear54
09 Dec 2013 09:54 am
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: Hello All...
Replies: 196
Views: 38295

Re: Hello All...

Saturday in the post I found this.....

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The Volvo Club of America decided to issue a special award to my 343 DL for participation in the 30th Anniversary car meet. A very nice gesture. :D

John
by thebear54
29 Nov 2013 01:50 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: 1977 343
Replies: 140
Views: 42378

Re: 1977 343

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Same speaker covers in my 1978 Sion....but only mounted in the rear. :wink:

The '77 is looking GREAT and love that color.

John
by thebear54
28 Nov 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: cvt drive belt change, advice needed :(
Replies: 6
Views: 4986

Re: cvt drive belt change, advice needed :(

http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-FRLSHW6zY-E/UnI3jNFvcFI/AAAAAAAAeu0/h3UrQPm7WUw/s800/tool%25206.jpg This is what I manufactured myself for the DAF 66/Volvo 300 Vario since an original Type 3 spreader could not be found. The basis was a rather large C-clamp (with a 12 inch spread) and I used Nylon...
by thebear54
28 Nov 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: 1977 343
Replies: 140
Views: 42378

Re: 1977 343

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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Makes for a rather quiet ride Sion.

Thank goodness you did not come across my type of wiring bodgery...it took me months to get things working properly.

John
by thebear54
24 Nov 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: 1977 343
Replies: 140
Views: 42378

Re: 1977 343

First off....replace a possible dodgy thermostat!! I would also recommend checking the cap to see if the O-ring has been spent. Have you inspected the upper connection? I wire brushed (as well as used a file and sandpaper) to smooth out the neck before fitting my new upper hose (there were a lot of ...
by thebear54
19 Nov 2013 12:00 am
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: cvt drive belt change, advice needed :(
Replies: 6
Views: 4986

Re: cvt drive belt change, advice needed :(

Spike,
Without a proper tool I would NOT even attempt such a move. :shock:

Surely someone here knows of one to loan or rent for a day.
I would bring mine along....except I am 3,000 miles away.

John
by thebear54
01 Nov 2013 02:12 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: New Site URL stickers - Email me!!!
Replies: 107
Views: 19968

Re: New Site URL stickers - Email me!!!

You have an e-mail. :wink:

John
by thebear54
10 Oct 2013 12:44 am
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: Hello All...
Replies: 196
Views: 38295

Re: Hello All...

Cheers all.... sm4

I am very pleased with the reactions (& of course with the article). Jay did a superb job of getting the facts correct and his photography is top notch.

John
by thebear54
09 Oct 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: Hello All...
Replies: 196
Views: 38295

Re: Hello All...

Bob C. and I had a great time at the 30th Anniversary Volvo Nationals this past weekend...my two "Orphan Volvos" were a smash. :D http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo185/TheBear54/2013%20Car%20Shows/IMG_0628_zpsafbf8492.jpg I've already posted this link on the V300 facebook page but needed to put i...
by thebear54
04 Oct 2013 12:21 am
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: Hello All...
Replies: 196
Views: 38295

Re: Hello All...

I will post lots of photos after the weekend Mark....not to worry. :D Bob C. called the other day and he will be coming down on Friday to drive one of my "weird Volvo cars" (343 & 66) to the show on Saturday. I still have to find out what class they will be putting me in....LOL. There is not a class...
by thebear54
30 Sep 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: Hello All...
Replies: 196
Views: 38295

Re: Hello All...

Upcoming weekend (5 October) is the Volvo National Meet which is being held only 35 miles from my home. :D :D With a little luck and some fancy driving (Uphill all the way to an elevation of around 2,900+ feet above sea level) I should be able to drive my 1978 V343 up there without mishap. :lol: I k...
by thebear54
05 Aug 2013 02:11 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: Hello All...
Replies: 196
Views: 38295

Re: Hello All...

I will not drop to their "Toy Store", Kindergarden level.....LOL

No warm fuzzy little trinkets around my 343. 340pw
by thebear54
05 Aug 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: Hello All...
Replies: 196
Views: 38295

Re: Hello All...

Attended a Car show in historic Fort Ticonderoga, New York over the weekend. The show was great, weather was fine and the location, perfect. I only had one issue..... http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo185/TheBear54/2013%20Car%20Shows/IMG_0355_zps9de68e4e.jpg Can you tell what my issue was ?? ?? :...